Adding another gleaming feather to its cap, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (GLSS), a division of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., was bestowed the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence 2014.
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) have joined hands to recognise the excellent achievements of companies in terms of quality and business performances each year. They also aim to raise awareness of the aforementioned characteristics to enhance the holistic competitive edge and sustainability in business, involving all stakeholders.
This award for Business Excellence is the highest national recognition that can be bestowed upon an organisation for inclusive performance excellence. The award ceremony was held on the eve of the 22nd CII National Quality Summit – CII’s flagship event on quality. The function also marked 20 years of CII’s Business Excellence journey.
GLSS has continuously pushed the envelope in terms of quality and excellence for decades. To compete for this award, it began gearing up since 2006. An organisation is assessed by an external set of assessors under the EFQM (European Foundation of Quality Management) Model Scanner and, consequently, awarded scores on 9 criteria. Out of 1000, a company must score 600 and above to be eligible to win. GLSS has been consistently scoring 600 points in 2012 and 2013 and in the year 2014, it has finally grabbed the ultimate award because of its role model practices.
From mere “lock manufacturer” to “locking solutions’ provider”, GLSS’s growth towards excellence has involved innovation and astute leveraging of business opportunities at every stage. As a pioneering brand, it has industry-defining initiatives to its credit such as EN-rated products, dual access control padlock, a mobile products’ experience centre, a carpenter club program, as well as an aspiration for a CAGR higher than the industry by 2022. Apart from the above, the company’s unique Supplier Value Enhancement Model has charted a roadmap for graduating component manufacturers into strategic suppliers to foster sustainable and long-term relations.
Mr. Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice-President and Business Head, Godrej LOCKSS, said “This recognition is the result of the last seven years of work in defining and refining business processes and systems and achieving standards of the highest order to surpass expectations of all our stakeholders. Achieving outstanding results is hard enough – to sustain them is even harder. For Godrej LOCKSS, this recognition is more a testimony of our efforts to achieve and deliver excellence and innovation to all our stakeholders and customers.”
Ajay Shankar, Chief guest at the function, congratulated the winners and urged the audience to “Make in India”. In this way, he said, India has a fair chance to make a formidable come-back on its high-growth trajectory to further make an inclusive, sustainable, and better quality of life for all.
N Kumar, Chairman, CII Institute of Quality and Ex-President, CII and Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, and also Chairman of the Jury of the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence 2014, gave out the awards at the ceremony.
R Mukundan, Co-Chairman, CII Institute of Quality and Managing Director, Tata Chemicals, rightly pointed out that an enterprise’s success is truly measured not only in terms of its superior and sustainable performance but also the value it creates for all stakeholders involved.
The prestigious trophy was specially designed for this occasion by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Comprising three polished columns that represent the most important facets of a successful organisation, people, processes, and performance, this trophy also includes a globe at the apex, which represents the synergy of all prime elements in an organisation harmoniously working in integration.
About Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems:
Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems is a 117-year-old leading manufacturer of innovative locking devices. From the iconic Navtal to hi-end access control systems, GLSS has developed a diverse range of high-quality products with proven safety standards. It offers a variety of locks with varied levels of security such as mechanical to high-end electronic. All products in the range can be used with a common key arrangement and most products can be used with a master key mechanism if needed.
GLSS has set several benchmarks in the locks industry. Landmark innovations are the first spring-less lock in 1907, the iconic Navtal in 1954, the Ultra range in 1995, the revolutionary 3k system in 2007, the i-Secure series of locks in 2009, and the i-Secure Mechatronix (a hybrid mechanical and electronic lock) in 2011.
Over the years, Godrej’s locks have changed in form, function, and scope of application, but Godrej’s tiny seal of assurance and security has always remained constant.
About CII-EXIM Bank Business Excellence Awards:
The CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence was jointly established by CII and EXIM Bank to enhance the spirit of competition in India. This award is based on the internationally recognised EFQM Excellence Model. Both CII and EFQM are committed to researching and updating the model with practical and academic inputs drawn from various organisational experiences worldwide.
CII administers the award on this model and provides process management and administrative support. This award is open to large business organisations, operating units of large business organisations, and small and medium business organisations.
Among numerous other benefits to the participating organisation, this programme of excellence helps it to convert functional managers into astute business leaders as well as give a clear status of the organisation’s performance, practices, and quality measures.